Thursday, April 29, 2010

Evel Kneiser

Joey Kneiser is not, in fact, a dare devil, but I thought his name was similar enough to merit a reference to Knievel.

Yesterday I wrote about the group for which Kneiser is lead singer, Glossary.  Where Glossary's album, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is a great example of what southern rock should sound like, Kneiser's solo effort is a bit of a departure from that sound.

There are still some elements of southern rock in The All-Night Bedroom Revival, it's mostly a quieter album full of acoustic tracks.  I am associating it with more of a reflective album, but to be honest I haven't paid much attention to the lyrics - I could be way off, is what I'm saying.  It really DOES sound like a reflective album, though, but that's probably because acoustic solo albums tend to be that way.

I am slightly disappointed in the album, but not because it's of poor quality.  I was expecting something a little closer to Glossary's sound, and I wasn't really prepared for an album with a downer kind of sound.  That momentary disappointment did not stop me from picking a favourite track, however.  That honour goes to The Big Ocean.  I like the story behind it, and the music that Kneiser plays beneath it.

Free Albums Galore compared Kneiser's sound to Tom Petty - and that's not far off.  It's a good album and I think you should spend some time listening to Joey Kneiser and Glossary.

I think I'm going to try and find some more southern rock for the rest of the week!

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